2023-11-09 General Meeting

2023-11-09 General Meeting

Attendance

Campaign Coordinator: @chima
Membership Coordinator: @HipGnosis
Treasurer: @Turcotte
Secretary: @Robert_H - absent
Other members: @Joanna, @aleiva01 and @collectivestruggle

Meeting Notes

Opening

  • @chima served as Meeting Leader
  • Roll call taken, quorum present

Approval of Minutes

Reports of Members Sick or in Distress

Reports of Officers and Committees

  • Secretary (presented by @chima): We haven’t had any communication outside of what we’re gonna go over in EWOC.
  • Membership Coordinator: trying to get everybody on WhatsApp; @HipGnosis & @chima are going to try and contact everybody and have like a 1-on-1 in the future to collect people’s schedules and skill sets and see where they can use people and what they would like to do; had EWOC contact
  • Campaign Coordinator: more stuff to delegate before the first meeting with tenants
  • Treasurer: IRS Form 1024-A remains unfinished

International Conference for the Reconstitution of the 4th For the World Party of Socialist Revolution

  • The days were long.
  • It was basically 4 to 6 hours of speeches every day for three days.
  • Cell phones were taken for security measures.
  • Notes from the first day have been typed up and posted. Speeches from days two and three still need to be typed up + one speech from day one.
  • Overall, it was a lot of updates about labor actions and movements that have been going on internationally.
  • They passed a few resolutions about Palestine, about women, and activating youth.

EWOC

  • The first training session was on November 8, 2023.
  • They’ve had first contact.
  • There’s a subcategory on the forum that’s only for the EWOC Committee + anyone else who is interested in helping. So, if you’re interested in doing the EWOC work, just let @chima, @HipGnosis or @Lucas know and they will add you.
  • will work together with NCVDSA on creating SOP (standard operating procedure)
  • Training for EWOC Locals is on November 18, 2023 at 12pm.
  • NCVDSA will be screening Americonned in December.

Bylaw Modification - ARTICLE IV: GOVERNANCE, SECTION 5: ORDER OF BUSINESS

Bylaw Modification - ARTICLE IX: PUBLICATIONS, SECTION 1: OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS

First TU Meeting

  • @HipGnosis and @Turcotte gave an update on where they’re at as far as a location for the first tenant union meeting.
  • Members discussed their availability for the first tenant union meeting.
  • @HipGnosis volunteered to pick up food.
  • @chima presented a spreadsheet from EWOC that could be modified as a database for the tenant union focus campaign.
  • @HipGnosis, @Turcotte & @Joanna volunteered and agreed that each of them will have a set of ten tenants for which they will serve as the main contact.
  • @collectivestruggle, @HipGnosis and @Turcotte said they’d be interested in learning about Action Network + Zapier + Fibery for the tenant union focus campaign.
  • @chima talked about things to accomplish by the meeting time.
  • @Turcotte posed the question: For general knowledge, are we gonna create like a knowledge base–something that maybe the tenant union and us can refer to?

2023 WCU Elections

Additional Agenda Items

  • @collectivestruggle motioned to support EMMA’s (Embracing Many Minds Affectionately) Tender Hair Touch for Children [event]. Seconded by @HipGnosis. Motion passed unanimously.
  • @aleiva01 provided an announcement for a CVBIPOCC Zoom Meeting

Adjournment